A blue-eyed Detroit soul group that enjoyed a short time in the spotlight during 1970-1971, they were initially known as the Flaming Embers
. The band included guitarist Joe Sladich
, pianist Bill Ellis
, bassist Jim Bugnel
, and drummer Jerry Plunk
. They first recorded for Ric-Tic in 1968, then moved to Hot Wax and dropped the "s." The songs "Mind, Body and Soul," "Westbound #9," and "I'm Not My Brother's Keeper" each made the pop Top 40 and R&B Top 20. But "Stop the World and Let Me Off" flopped, despite being released on both Hot Wax and Radio Active Gold. The group later changed its name to Mind, Body and Soul and became a fixture on the Detroit bar scene through the late '70s.